Archive for the 'Collectibles' Category

Coming in November!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

What if Rhode Island horror writer H.P. Lovecraft didn’t just imagine the “resonator” in his 1920 short story “From Beyond”? What if Henry Annesley actually built the machine that allowed him to see into the Sixth Dimension -– and allowed creatures from The Other Side to invade us here? Facing Draconian prison sentences, their Cthulhian […]

Book-buying 101: What does ‘good’ mean?

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

I sell books both online (www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921) and in our brick and mortar bookstore, inside the Charleston Antique Mall in Las Vegas. For the seller, selling Online is a much better deal — which is why I reluctantly predict the free-standing “used and collectible” bookstore will be a thing of the past in about another decade, […]

A few recent listings — ‘The High End’

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

So, there you are at the yard sale, confronted by boxes of old books, records, and miscellany. What do you look for? “Buy what you like,” has long been good advice. Until you learn to grade for condition — and to tell a first edition from a later reissue or even (God forbid) a book […]

Doug French reviews ‘Testament of James’

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Economist, banker and former head of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Doug French offers his take on “The Testament of James” at http://douglasfrench.liberty.me/2015/01/22/book-review-the-testament-of-james/ . In part, Doug reports: “Peddling used books has a treasure hunt side that is particularly interesting for us bibliophiles and is not only made part of Testament’s plotline, but is included […]

‘The Black Arrow’ not forgotten

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Wally Conger, a California revolutionary market anarchist who remembers Ayn Rand, Karl Hess, and Jefferson Airplane — reportedly inspired by CW’s current “Arrow” TV series — was kind enough to post a favorable review of “The Black Arrow / A Tale of the Resistance” at http://wconger.liberty.me/2014/12/08/a-well-spun-tale-of-the-resistance/?refer=libertyme , last month, finding it “an explosive, dizzying, libertarian […]

Here they come

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Even as we were proofreading the final draft, our old friend Ernie Hancock at Freedom’s Phoenix radio down in Arizona was good enough to chat with us on-air about the forthcoming novel back in August — https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/162059-2014-08-29-08-29-14-keith-cyrnek-vin-suprynowicz-stewart-rhodes-mp3.htm . By September, the redoubtable Claire Wolfe, blogging at Oregon-based Backwoods Home magazine, was advising folks that preliminary […]

OK, contestants: on to the intermediate round

Friday, December 5th, 2014

As models on photo shoots generally go by their first names only, and the agency sending them out (“Ship us a redhead, a blonde, and a brunette, will you?”) would have little incentive to ask or keep track of the artist whose LP was in the process of being “jacketed,” I know of no definitive […]

New listings for your holiday shopping pleasure

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

And so another holiday season arrives, another season we’re not supposed to call “Christmas” because we might thus offend . . . well, not exactly sure. Non-Christians who don’t realize how funny it is that the church simply grabbed up the pagan Winter Solstice holiday, co-opting it complete with mistletoe and “Yule logs,” and announced […]

These kids are going places!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Years ago, good-looking young people hoping to break into careers on stage or screen often started out as models, posing for fashion ads or even for record jackets, while waiting to be “discovered.” (James Garner started out modeling bathing suits.) Those records still show up in the thrift shop bins, often ignored by those hoping […]

The Testament of James, fifth excerpt

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Added to the first four excerpts, posted this summer, the following takes the reader through the first 17,500 words of Vin’s new novel, “The Testament of James,” on sale now at www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14453647811. This material is copyright c Vin Suprynowicz, 2014, all rights reserved. “Times have changed, Mr. Hunter, even in Washington,” said the scented Egyptian. […]